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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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Science is often construed as being divorced from diplomatic considerations. Yet, scientists, due to their shared concerns, are uniquely poised to break political and national barriers. On this program, Cathy Campbell discussed the importance of science diplomacy.
Topics: science, diplomacy
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Richard Feynman, one of the best known physicists of our time, is known not only for his scientific work, but also for his unique personality. This show examined the very human side of this very extraordinary man
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The exploration of Egypt and the middle east remained largely unknown to European scientists until 1798. At that time, a group of scientists, engineers, and artists began exploring the region under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte. On this program, Nina Burleigh discussed Napoleon, his scientists, and the exploration of Egypt.
Topics: science, Napoleon, Egyptology
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
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Overview of the Apple II Piracy Community of the early to mid 1980's, presented at the 5th Rubi-Con Conference in Detroit Michigan. Subjects covered include the unique aspects of the Apple II microcomputer architecture and culture, the methods of removing copy protection from software packages of the Apple II, and a very large helping of trivia. To illustrate some aspects of the "crack screens" and other Apple II graphics, an Apple II clone and several programs were provided. Speech...
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Black holes are the mysterious remnants of collapsed stars. But, the physics behind these objects remains surrounded by as much myth as science. On this program, Prof. Leonard Susskind discussed the current physical theories behind black holes.
Topics: science, physics
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Milk does a body good, in more ways than one. On this program, we discussed the benefits of lactoferrin with Dr. Itsumori Harada. In addition, Adam Goldstein discussed the secrets of Applescript.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Modern vaccines have contained many diseases in the world. Yet, despite their success, or perhaps because of it, dubious concerns have been raised regarding their safety and necessity. On this program, Dr. Martin Myers discussed the safety of modern vaccines.
Topics: vaccines, immunology, science, groks, public health
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Cogito Ergo Sum. I think therefore I am. The philosophy of Rene Descartes has impacted modern society in many arenas from the sciences to the foundations of democratic governments. On this program, Russell Shorto discussed the history of Cartesian philosophy. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Jeffery A. Winer, friend and mentor.
Topics: science, descartes, dualism, philosophy
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The human body is best suited for survival in a limited range of environments, yet when stretched to its limits can exist in a wide range of extreme situations. On this program, global explorer and physician, Dr. Kenneth Kammler, discussed surviving at the extremes.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Although computer software is a ubiquitous facet of daily life, the security of most applications leaves much to be desired. On this program, David Rice discussed the real cost of insecure software.
Topics: science, geekonomics, software, computers, security
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While most diamonds in the world are mined from natural sources, technological advances are now making synthetic diamonds a viable alternative. On this program, Ulrich Boser discussed the world of synthetic diamonds.
Topics: science, diamonds, carbon, synthesis
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While most might experience revulsion by fecal matter, the constitution of poo can actually tell a lot about gastrointestinal health. On this program, Dr. Anish Sheth and Josh Richmond discussed the science of poo.
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Topics: science, poo, fecal matter, gastrointestinal
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Alexander Graham Bell is widely regarded as the inventor of the telephone. However, few may know the story of Elisha Gray, who may have been the first inventor of the telephone. On this program, Seth Shulman discussed the controversy and history of the telephone.
Topics: science, telephone, elisha gray, alexander graham bell
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Current energy challenges will require advances in alternative energy technology. One of the most promising is solar power. On this program, Dr. David Lee discussed advances in biosolar materials.
Topics: science, alternative energy, solar energy, biosolar
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While the holiday season offers many temptations for ruining an otherwise healthy diet, chocolate may be a gulity pleasure with unexpected health benefits. Also on this program, we discussed the secret to beating the casino at Blackjack.
Topic: Science
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In spite of the controversies surround the ethics of animal cloning, progress has been made in reproducing animals through their genetic material. On this program, biologist Sir John Gurden joined us to talk about developmental biology and challenges to cloning.
Topics: science, biology
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Animal research is fundamental to the remarkable advances in medical science. Yet, controversy continues to exist regarding the role of animals in medical research. On this program, Prof. P. Michael Conn discussed the animal research war.
Topics: science, animal research
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The debate of nature versus nurture in understanding behavior is ongoing. The blank slate is the idea that human's are not born with innate behaviors. On this program, Prof. Steven Pinker joined us to critique the idea of the blank slate.
Topic: Science
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The brain is composed of millions of neurons that are connected at specialized structures called synapses. The discovery of the synapse by Ramon y Cajal won him the Nobel Prize, but not without a contentious debate from another Nobel laureate, Camillo Golgi. On this program, Dr. Richard Rapport discussed the discovery of the nerve endings.
Topics: science, neurobiology
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Humans have evolved to become the dominant life form on the planet, but in the process have extracted a heavy toll on the environment. On this program, Prof. Paul Ehrlich discussed human population biology and its relation to the environment.
Topics: science, biology, ecology, population studies
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The relationship between China and the United States has far reaching implications in terms of politics, economics, and technology. On this program, Prof. June Dreyer from the University of Miami discussed Sino-US relations.
Topics: science, china, US, relations
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The City of Berkeley has consistently been at the forefront of the environmental movement. David Williamson, director of the curbside recycling program in Berkeley, talks about converting their fleet to biodiesel.
Topic: Science
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Astronomers searching for extrasolar worlds have recently discovered several fascinating planets orbiting other stars. On this program, Dr. Jason Wright discussed the science and technology behind the search for extrasolar worlds.
Topics: science, astronomy, extrasolar, planets
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Living a long and healthy life is possible with the right combination of food and exercise. And, new research is demonstrating the importance of polyphenols, such as resveratrol. On this program, Dr. Joseph Maroon discussed the longevity factor.
Topics: science, longevity, diet, exercise, resveratrol, polyphenols
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Wireless technology is providing a novel approach to physical therapy that may vastly improve recovery efforts. On this program, Robert Prunetti discussed wireless therapy. In addition, cloud computing networks may be the next step for mobile computing and data storage. Joining us was Daryl Adams, who discussed the advantages of cloud computing.
Topics: science, wireless therapy, cloud computing
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Airplanes are modern marvels whose ingenious development is the result of decades of innovation from numerous pioneers, thinkers, and tinkerers. On this program, Mr. Jay Spenser discussed the history of the airplane.
Topics: science, aviation, airplanes, aeronautics, commercial airplanes
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Breakthroughs in biomedical research will soon allow us to live longer, grow stronger, and think smarter. But, will these advances come at a price? On this program, Ramez Naam discussed the promise of biological enhancement.
Topic: Science
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Although food production in the world has seen tremendous advances, recent challenges may threaten the supply of food. On this program, Paul Roberts discussed these challenges and the end of food.
Topics: science, agriculture, food
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Digital technology has radically changed the landscape of modern life, but what does this mean for those born into this digital era? On this program, Prof. John Palfrey discussed the digital natives.
Topics: science, technology, computers, law
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The theory of evolution states that selective pressures result in the survival of the fittest. But, what selective pressures are placed on humans? It turns out that our worst enemy may be ourselves. On this program, Wendy Northcutt discussed the Darwin Awards. In addition, Caltech scientists discussed recent advances in geek fashion.
Topics: science, evolution, fashion
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Setting energy policy continues to be a challenge for government officials. On this program, Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld, California Energy Commissioner, discussed energy policy.
Topics: science, energy, policy
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Mars has garnered attention for generations, but the possible colonization of Mars especially tantalizes the imagination. On this program, Dr. Robert Zubrin discussed the possibilities for colonizing Mars.
Topics: science, mars, astronomy, terraforming, planets
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Poincare's work on the three-body problem later became the framework for studying chaotic systems. Since then, mathematicians have made progress in these and other dynamical systems. On this program, Mason Porter talked about exciting developments in this field. Travis Heime also discussed condensed matter physics.
Topics: science, chaos theory, dynamical systems, condensed matter
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Although information technology has revolutionized modern life, many parts of the world still require considerable development. On this program, Manolo Figallo discussed bridging the information gap in developing parts of the world.
Topics: science, policy, information technology
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The remarkable construction of the human body often provokes many questions, especially among children, but providing the answers may stump most adults. On this program, Dr. Beth Ann Ditkoff discussed how the body works. In addition, Prof. Mason Porter discussed Oxford mathematics.
Topics: science, medicine, human body, physiology
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Campus life is full of stress, which is a normal part of academic life. Coping with these challenges can often lead to depression. On this program, we explored dealing with depression on campus.
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Sex may be the reason that the world goes round, but can science provide the reason for the reason? On this program, Dr. Sharon Moalem discussed how sex works.
Topics: science, sex, biology, evolution, sexology, groks
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The pharmaceutical industry has produced numerous medications for a wide range of ailments. However, not all of these medications may be the safest, cheapest, or most efficacious form of treatment. On this program, Dr. John Abramson discussed Overdosed America.
Topics: science, medicine, pharmaceutical, drugs, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Everybody forms a model of the natural world based on their experience with it. However, sometimes these models are flawed and lead to superstitious beliefs. On this program, Dr. Bruce Hood discussed the origins of superstitious beliefs and why we believe in the unbelievable.
Topics: science, superstition, rationalism, development, psychology
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The effects of evolutionary pressures on recent human development have often been overlooked. Yet, within the past ten thousand years, modern humans may have been evolving under enormous selective pressures. On this program, Prof. Gregory Cochran discussed how civilization accelerated human evolution.
Topics: science, evolution, biology, anthropology, genetics
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Large numbers and statistics constantly bombard us in the news, but putting those numbers into context is essential for understanding their real meaning. On this program, Andrew Dilnot from Oxford University discussed the numbers game.
Topics: science, mathematics, numbers, statistics
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Modern warfare increasingly utilizes robotic weaponry. Yet, the rules of robotic engagement have not been developed as completely as the technology. On this program, Dr. P.W. Singer discussed the challenges of robotic warfare.
Topics: science, robots, war, technology, battlefield technology, groks
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Surgical procedures, while often necessary for curing ailments, can sometimes be over-prescribed by clinicians. On this program, Peter Moore, editor at Men's Health, discussed unnecessary surgeries.
Topics: science, surgery
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) is considered the bible of modern psychiatry. However, many of the listed disorders are not without controversy. On this program, Prof. Christopher Lane discussed the issues surrounding the DSM IV.
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Topics: science, psychiatry, psychology, shyness, DSM IV
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The evolution of human behavior is easily highlighted in comparative studies with our nearest relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. On this program, Prof. Frans de Waal discussed Our Inner Ape.
Topics: science, apes, monkeys, evolution, simian
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Understanding the key concepts in science requires a knowledge of the language of science. On this program, Steve Kleinedler discussed science words every college graduate should know.
Topics: science, vocabulary
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The search for alternative fuel sources is a major concern, and ethanol is a factor in this new energy market. New technologies for converting cellulose to ethanol may help supply much of the demand. On this program, Arnold Klann discussed bluefire ethanol.
Topics: science, ethanol, alternative fuels, environment
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The problem of evil has confounded philosophers and scientists alike. Is there a biological basis for evil? On this program, Prof. David Buss discussed the evolution of evil.
Topics: science, evolution, evil
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Complementary and alternative medicine claims cures for ailments spanning the range from allergies to cancer. But, does scientific research support any of these claims? On this program, Prof. R. Barker Bausell discussed the problems with complementary and alternative therapies.
Topics: science, alternative medicine, biostatistics
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Although beauty may appear to be an abstract concept, our sense of beauty may have firm biological underpinnings in the normal operations of our visual system. We discussed this issue with Prof. Shinsuke Shimojo from Caltech.
Topic: Science
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Heart disease is currently the number one killer of women, but few know about this risk to their health. On this program, Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of the South Beach Diet, discussed preventing heart disease.
Topic: Science
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Pets often perplex their human companions with their behavior. On this program, Dr. Marty Becker discussed the intricacies of pet behavior.
Topics: science, pets, animal, behavior
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Tracking the evolutionary changes that give rise to new species has become more refined with the advent of molecular biological tools. Changes in DNA sequences over time can now be measured across species to provide a genetic picture of evolution in action. On this program, Prof. Sean B. Carroll discussed these new findings.
Topics: science, evolution, development
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The brain's role in controlling behavior is almost taken for granted, but the development of this idea may owe its existence to one seventeenth-century scientist, Dr. Thomas Willis.
Topic: Science
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Bubbles created via the process of cavitation have many applications. On this program, Prof. Christopher Brennen from Caltech discussed the physics of cavitation.
Topics: science, physics, cavitation, bubbles
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Science and sports seem strangely dissimilar, but both strive to bring out the best in human endeavors. On this program, Rick Greenwald discussed this quest for such consilience in Quantum Hoops.
Topics: science, sports, caltech, basketball
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Ocean currents are essential for the proper functioning of the global environment. Surprisingly, these currents may be studied by simply observing the items that float on it. On this program, Dr. Curt Ebbesmeyer discussed flotsametrics.
Topics: science, ocean, currents, environment, flotsam, jetsam, flotsametrics
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Solving complex problems can be aided through the use of visual tools. However, these methods are often unknown outside of the scientific and engineering arenas. On this program, Dan Roam discussed visual problem solving.
Topics: science, problem solving, visual
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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It takes a very special person to be a fine man. The bar is set by none other than the physicist Richard P. Feynman. On this program, his daughter Michelle Feynman talks about the life of her father and her recent book The Feynman Letters: Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track.
Topic: Science
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Sensory events are conveyed to our brains and interpreted in specialized maps of the outside world. On this program, Sandra Blakeslee discussed the function of these body maps in the brain.
Topics: science, neurobiology
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Supervolcanic eruptions have the potential to drastically alter the environment and seriously affect human civilization. Understanding the geological consequences of these events continues to challenge scientists. On this program, Dr. John Savino discussed the impact of a supervolcanic eruption.
Topics: science, geology, supervolcano
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The sources of emotional pain are wide and varied, but are firmly rooted in the deepest centers of the brain. Treating such mental anguish thus requires accessing these deeply ingrained structures. On this program, Drs. Arthur and France Janov discussed Primal Healing.
Topics: science, psychotherapy, primal, therapy
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The efficiency of the stock market is a topic of much debate among economists. Yet, a scientific approach to betting effectively may maximize returns in an imperfect market. On this program, William Poundstone discussed the Kelly Formula for optimal investing.
Topics: science, markets, Kelly Formula, investing
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Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Opening Keynote Eben Moglen, Professor of Law & Legal History, Columbia Law School, General Counsel & Board Member, Free Software Foundation, New York
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Alzheimer research has rapidly advanced in the past several years, yet simple daily habits may be even more important for preventing the onset of the disease. On this program, Mark Underwood discussed Alzheimer research and prevention.
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Topics: science, alzheimer, neuroscience, disease prevention, groks
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Faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Superman may be confined to the comics, but could his superpowers exist in the natural world? On this program, Prof. James Kakalios discussed the Physics of Superheroes
Topics: science, physics, superheroes
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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In this information age, presenting data simply and effectively is essential for comunicating ideas. Yet, the graphical display of data is a relatively recent innovation, as discussed on this program with Prof. Howard Wainer
Topic: Science
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Although biologists have fact sheets for most organisms on the planet, the human has somehow escaped this treatment. On this program, Hannah Holmes discussed the biology of the well-dressed ape.
Topics: science, biology, human, fact sheet, anthropology, groks
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The afterlife is generally the subject of theology, but what can science contribute to the issue? On this program, Mary Roach discussed the science of the afterlife.
Topics: science, afterlife
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Fundamental particle physics is replete with novel theories that are merely academic until experimentally verified by high energy particle colliders. On this program, Prof. Michael Peskin from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center discussed these experimental techniques.
Topic: Science
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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How did the universe begin? How will it end? And, what do we do in the mean time? On this program, Prof. P. James Peebles from Princeton University discussed cosmology and dark matter.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, dark matter
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The first formative years of life are critical for the development of the human brain. Yet, any memories from those early years are typically forgotten. What is it like inside the mind of a baby? On this program, Dr. Charles Fernyhough discussed a thousand days of wonder.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, baby, brains, development, groks
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Some of the documentary sessions were done by setting up in a space during conventions and recording short sequences with any attendees who wanted to speak about BBSes. Since these interview sets were unplanned and free-form, they went in really unexpected directions and ranged heavily in both subject manner and style. In one case, the interviewee did not want to be recorded on video, but wanted to be interviewed anyway. He claimed to have been a member of the pirate group Razor 1911, and to...
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Topic: Documentary
Source: BBS: The Documentary
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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Quantum computing makes use of the unique quantum states of a molecular system to store information. On this program, Dr. Michael Hartmann discussed quantum information theory. In addition, Chin Ong discussed the agricultural merits of bamboo.
Topics: science, quantum computers, bamboo
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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The 2004 year in science led to developments ranging from private space flight to cloned cats. On this program, we recapped the year in science with Popular Science editor, Suzanne Kantra.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast